Surrounded by mayhem seems to be the perfect time to have a wardrobe evaluation. Accompanied by the mother of all declutters. Sending a couple of pieces, of good old furniture to be auctioned. That’s the advantage of buying good antiques – when you tire of them you can sell them, rather than have to pay someone to take them away.
Looking at my wardrobe, I have a confession to make. Unlike many bloggers, I do not own any Valentino rock studs, no Gucci disco bag, and no Hermes birkin bag. In fact my wardrobe doesn’t even have a classic Balenciaga leather jacket and (sadly) not even a good pair of Lanvin ballerina flats.
I am secretly rather pleased about that, because an individual wardrobe, devoid of everyone else’s ‘must haves’, is the first step to personal style.
Personal style notes
I have nothing against the items listed per se, (in fact I really really like Lanvin, and envy those with slim ankles who wear them so well) but made a conscious decision they have no place in my wardrobe. Those items, either they don’t suit me or don’t suit my lifestyle. I love the look of leather jackets, but I find them too heavy to wear walking around London, I shriek in horror, when I see Valentino rock studs and really cannot bring myself to spend on a birkin bag, what is essentially the cost of a hand made sofa.
Discernment is the first step to liberation people, the first step…knowing what we like and what we can use.
How many vintage Kelly bags does a girl need?
Now I have to decide how many vintage Kelly bags does a girl really need? Are they just taking space in my wardrobe or do they earn their keep. There is a black box retourner in 32, (soooo useful and casual, goes with everything right?) an ancient pigskin 28 (that’s a grand old dame, should I allow her to spend her last days with me or should she go?) a green sellier, (sooo beautiful but so – well- green)…I really have to make space as one thing the redecoration won’t do is make the London flat bigger…
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